'Parallels Access' Brings Remote Desktop Access to iPhone

Parallels has updated its Parallels Access app, which allows iPad users access their Mac or Windows desktops on their tablets, with iPhone support, allowing iPhone users to also access their desktops on the go.
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“Parallels Access received a tremendously positive reception from iPad users, and now we are extending our solution to millions of Android and iPhone users. While traditional remote desktop products are trying to show a large desktop on a small mobile device, we worked hard to make remote access from mobile devices a truly simple and effective experience,” said Jack Zubarev, president of Parallels.

The update also includes the ability to use an iPhone or iPad's microphone remotely for desktop apps that may require them, the ability to change the screen resolution, the ability to wake a sleeping remote computer, Facebook login integration and a new file browser. The browser allows users to browse and open files on their iPad or iPhone.


Users must download the free Parallels Access app on both their desktop of choice and iPad or iPhone. They can then launch their desktop apps in "full-screen mode" via a SpringBoard-like App Launcher. While the apps are free, users must subscribe to the service, which costs $19.99 a year for up to five remote desktops. Parallels also offers a two-week free trial.

Parallels Access is a universal app that's available for free in the App Store. [Direct Link]

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cowbellallen Avatar
131 months ago
I miss when you pay one price for software and don't have recurring billing...
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SPUY767 Avatar
131 months ago
Kind of a bold claim since I've been using TeamViewer for two years.
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CarpalMac Avatar
131 months ago
I miss when you pay one price for software and don't have recurring billing...

Me too. I also won't pay for a subscription service like this and the fewer who do, the less likely they are to persist with the billing strategy.
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figaro331 Avatar
131 months ago
Who would need Parallels Access subscription?!!!!

Kind of a bold claim since I've been using TeamViewer for two years.
Who would need Parallels Access subscription when so many software of that kind you just pay less and pay only once. Example: Jump Desktop -excellent software, more features, awesome speed, etc -exceeds Parallels Access by many points !
I wish Parallels team : get real,Guys, use common sense !:):):)
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131 months ago
Why is reinventing the wheel such big news?
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131 months ago
I had tried downloading splashtop, logmein, and team viewer previously.

Ended up paying $20 for Screens - seems to meet my needs.
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